"Sponsored by American Association for State & Local History [and] Society of American Historians."
An interview with John Huston: the dean of American movie men at seventy-five / Joseph E. Persico -- Electra Webb and her American past: how a brave and gifted woman defied her parents and her background to create the splendid collection that is Shelburne / Walter Karp -- Bernardo de Gálvez: the forgotten revolutionary conquistador who saved Louisiana / Thomas Fleming -- American characters: Henry Ware Lawton / Richard F. Snow -- History and the imagination: ragtime and reds / Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. -- Historical fiction: our most popular practitioner of the art speaks of its challenges and rewards / James A. Michener -- "Shut the goddam plant": the first sit-down strike / Stephen W. Sears -- The very odd vision of F.W. Guerin: he never quite got it right -- Making history: an interview with Theodore H. White / Bernard A. Weisberger -- The plot to steal Lincoln's body: Illinois thugs chose election night, 1876, as a "damned elegant time" to set in motion a grisly plan / Deane and Peggy Robertson -- A heritage preserved: fort adobe -- Happy ending: the ultimate traveling salesman joke
The fu-go project: Japan had a fantastic scheme to bring terror and destruction to American shores during World War II ... / Carmine A. Prioli -- Bats away!: ... on the other hand, look what we were up to / Joe Michael Feist -- John Sloan's New Mexico: the leading member of the Ashcan school spent his summers a continent away from the slums and elevated trains that made him famous -- Readers' album: home on the range